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Polk Audio DB 5252

DB+ Series 5-1/4" component speaker system

Item # 107DB5252

Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers.

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Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers.

Item # 107DB5252

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About the Polk Audio DB 5252

Stellar components

Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, smooth response, and incredible sonic detail.

Stellar components

Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, smooth response, and incredible sonic detail.

Honed Polk perfection

This DB5252 component speaker system features a 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer cone with a strong rubber surround for solid playback and resilience under the environmental stress that comes with living in your car doors. The separate 3/4" silk dome tweeter delivers smooth highs with precision to give you a vibrant soundstage, and the included external crossover network keeps the highs and lows flowing to the proper drivers for seamless performance.

Handles up to 100 watts RMS

With power handling up to 100 watts RMS, you'll do fine driving this system with an aftermarket receiver, but these speakers will love life if you power them with a nice amp.

For custom installation

Polk includes mounting hardware for the tweeters, along with boldly designed grilles for the woofers that'll add a little flare to your vehicle's interior.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • external 2-way crossover
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 50-23,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 1-3/4"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DB5252

What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Tweeters (each tweeter has attached 6" wire)
  • 2 Flush-mount cups
  • 2 Metal flush-mount clamps
  • 2 Surface-mount cups
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Four 36" lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and tinned wire on the other)
  • Two 36" lengths of speaker wire (each has tinned wire on both ends)
  • Twelve 1" Screws
  • Two 5/8" Screws
  • Two M4x13mm Machine screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual
  • Online registration information

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 91
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 50 - 23k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 1/2
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Features

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Tweeter Mounting: The supplied mounting cups allow you to surface or flush mount the tweeters. The tweeters swivel slightly in the flush mount housings, allowing you to adjust them for optimum imaging.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.314" 0.884"
Mounting Depth 0.731" screw depth
Cutout Diameter 1.780" N/A
Frame Diameter 2.135" 1.75"

Crossover: The outboard crossovers have screw terminal inputs and outputs (0.3" wide). A jumper inside each crossover allows you to adjust the tweeter output level; choose 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. There are two screw holes in the base of each crossover for mounting.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 2.6"
  • Height: 1.2"
  • Depth: 4.73"

Marine Certification: Polk speakers are marine certified, making them a good choice for boats in fresh water, convertibles, motorcycles, ATVs, and other applications where the speaker might get wet. Because they have coated steel baskets, the terminals are not covered, and the crossovers are not sealed, we do not recommend using them in salt water environments.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Fits the vehicle [ Gerek  Apr 08, 2019 ]
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I spoke with Otis and told him how I wanted to power my speakers and he recommended these [ Bobby  Dec 31, 2018 ]
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Good power handling and efficient. I only have two speakers in the car and I want them to be loud. [ Jonathan  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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High sensitivity, high watts, great reviews! [ Evan  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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These speakers are rated at 100 Watts RMS, I needed some speakers that will be able to perform with that kind of power. These Polk components will perform the way I want them to. [ D  Oct 29, 2018 ]
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Gordo reccomended [ Jacob  Oct 23, 2018 ]
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good reviews [ ROBERT BLAKE  Sep 08, 2018 ]
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Like the brand. [ Erik  Apr 11, 2018 ]
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Sound quality second none. [ Lloyd  Mar 21, 2018 ]
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Been looking around for some good component speakers to replace my stock speakers in my 93 Explorer XLT that are literally disintegrating. Figured these would be the best bang for my buck. A small stepping stone torwards a new audio system. Part 2 of 5. Have high hopes for these! [ Logan  Mar 14, 2018 ]
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Buddy had recommended it upon his experience with it in his own vehicle. [ Ruben  Dec 19, 2017 ]
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larger frequency range than the jbl speakers i was considering. [ Keith  Nov 18, 2017 ]
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these speakers are highly rated for quality sound and not costing a fortune [ James  Jul 28, 2017 ]
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Perfect! [ Patrick  Jul 14, 2017 ]
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Colt helped pick these out for my vehicle, after reading the other reviews, I think he choose well [ Taylor  Apr 25, 2017 ]
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I'm a polk guy, my front doors have them and from reading specs and reviews this is just what I'm looking for... it will blend in nicely with the 15" woofers I have in the extreme rear....boomshakalaka.. [ ROBERT  Apr 09, 2017 ]
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I have a '97 Jeep Wrangler TJ. The sound is terrible do to the nature of the vehicle and speaker location. After reviewing other mods, I found another website that makes tweeter pods that bolt to the front door-strap holder. They aim the tweeter directly to the front occupants. I like the marine rating of these speakers due to the open cab. I feel separating the highs from the lows will make a huge improvement!! [ Mark  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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This was the hardest thing to choose for my entire system.I was going between 2 ways and components and finally decided that components were the choice even though they're going to take more effort to install.These can handle the power I'll be putting on them and they were reasonably priced,plus Crutchfield supplies the bracket that I'll need for installation. [ John  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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Sounds amazing [ Jared  Jan 26, 2017 ]
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reviews and it fits my car [ Joseph  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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10 questions already asked

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Will the tweeters fit in the factory location on a Pontiac Grand Prix?
[ Bruce  Sep 25, 2019 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Oct 08, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will the tweeters fit in the factory location on a Pontiac Grand Prix?
[ Bruce  Sep 25, 2019 ]
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I did not install in Grand Prix nor does it list the year of your GP. I do not know of any GM product that mounts the tweeter separate from the main speaker housing. Having said that the tweeter is an easy retro fit on most applications. Mine are being installed in the door panel of an Avalanche right next to the factory speaker. A small hole in the panel is all that is required. No cutting of metal door is needed
[ george  Sep 25, 2019 ]
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I have a Ford pickup, don't know
[ Paul  Sep 25, 2019 ]
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can the polk DB5252 be ran active and if so what sould the crossover settings be?
[ Ethan  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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I only ran these speakers off of a amp with adjustable gains and they sound awesome I have not set them up any other way
[ James  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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Where do you mount the crossovers?
[ Robert  May 23, 2018 ]
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I did not install myself, had them installed for me.I have a2k8 Ford sport Trac and they were mounted in the front doors, they sound great.
[ ronald  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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There was a cross base with screw hole openings just above the tweeter mounts in the door. I simply zip-tied the crossover to the cross bracket. Two years, no problems.
[ Terry  Jun 02, 2018 ]
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I mounted the crossovers in the same area as the larger speakers which were inside the front kickplates of my '95 BMW. Used two sided tape. Hope this helps.
[ Chris  Jun 01, 2018 ]
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Do these handle 100 watts rms each or is that for the pair?
[ Keith  Apr 06, 2018 ]
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My understanding is that it's 100 watts RMS each...amp power ratings are "per channel" so I don't know why speakers would be rated per pair instead of individually.
[ NICHOLAS L  Apr 10, 2018 ]
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Will these Polk db5252 and the polk db6502 be strong enough not to be drowned out by two JL W10's? The Polks will be powered by an amp that will give them 100 RMS Watts each. This will be in an 08 Tundra Crewmax.
[ philip  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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Yes with an amp.
[ Jason  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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Yes,they will keep up easily at 100w per driver.For the money they are a very good component set.
[ John  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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Mine sound great and they are in the same truck as a single 12" with a 500watt amp...
[ Paul  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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Polk Audio DB5252 5-1/4" component speaker system, is it (1) ONE WOOFER and (1) Tweeter for $120 or is it (2) WOOFERS and (2) TWEETERS for that price - ? - crossover included of course
[ Greg  Dec 07, 2017 ]
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DB52552 comes with a pair of woofers, tweeters, crossovers, etc..
[ NICHOLAS L  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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Don't know about price now but I got 1 woofer and 1 tweet per side
[ Douglas  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Horns and 2 speakers with crossover
[ Roy  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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No it's a components set up with tweeters and mids that have separate crossovers. The b st investment I've ever made because the sound is amazing and completely compliments my subs! I am more than satisfied and happy! Everyone will ask you what you are using for sound. Crisp and clear!
[ mark  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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2 of each
[ BILL  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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The set included two woofers, two tweeters, two crossovers and hardware. Over the years I bought number of Polk car audio sets - always amazing quality, great upgrade for your sound.
[ Mikhail  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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It is packed 2 Woofer, 2 tweeter, and 2 crossovers per package
[ Rob  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Hi,I just finished installing these.In the crossover,there is a plastic red tab that is adjustable between odb,+3db and +6db.I lifted the tab off of +6 and placed it at 0 because it seems to be a neutral setting.However,I am wondering if that is the right way to adjust it? That red tab is not connected to anything.Its just a piece of plastic that is something like a small plug.
[ John  Apr 11, 2017 ]
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If you have a properly set up subwoofer then "0" is probably the best setting but even when used with a subwoofer I'd recommend you try all three settings before you snap the covers back on because ultimately it's your ears that will tell you which setting is the best.
[ NICHOLAS L  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Apr 12, 2017 ]  Staff
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How do you wire the db5252 speakers?
[ Roy  Jan 23, 2017 ]
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I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Kenny  Jan 27, 2017 ]  Staff
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Kenny  Jan 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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my 2001 volvo s60 has stock 6 1/2" speakers in the front doors, so the mounting holes are sized for 6 1/2", right? so how would 5 1/4 possibly fit in my car?
[ flash  Aug 07, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. The vehicle you listed does not have any easy fit speaker applications. Even if you stick with 6 1/2" speakers. For all speaker locations and sizes there are several steps. You'll need to re-drill the mounting screw holes, Drill out rivets to remove the factory speakers and you'll need to fabricate a speaker mounting bracket or spacer. If you need further details, feel free to reach out to one of our product Advisors by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Kenny  Aug 08, 2016 ]  Staff
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